Militants kill a policeman in J and K

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug. 26 (ANI): Unidentified militants opened fired at security personnel on Monday killing a policeman at Khudwani village, which is situated 62 kilometers from Srinagar.

Shedding light on the details of the attack, Inspector General (IG) of the state, Abdul Gani Mir said that operations are on to nab the militants, as they fled the spot after the incident.

"The attack took place at Khudwani village of Anantnag district around 12.45 pm today. The constable who was killed was part of a patrol party. He wanted to drink water and had drifted from his colleagues to fetch water when he was attacked by militants. He has died. Our search operations are on and we will nab them. This incident has occurred after two months. We are on the job," Mir said.

Though Jammu and Kashmir has been stable in the past few years, the recent Pakistani violations along the Line of Control (LoC) has created tension in the state.

On August 6, six Indian soldiers were ambushed by Pakistani troops in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir.

Additionally, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC multiple times, which has created extreme tension between the two neighbours in the past month. (ANI)

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